March 2009

In This Issue

Get Involved in an EU-Funded Project

MINAM's Next Challenge: Preparing for a $2.5 Trillion Global Market

Fab Investment Activity during the Downturn

ASMC Marks its 20th Anniversary— in Berlin from 11-13 May

SEMIViews: SEMI Standards Now Available Online

U.S. Stimulus Update on Funding Opportunities

Extreme Electronics Showcases New Opportunities in Emerging Technologies

MEMS Industry Group Launches MEMS Marketplace

Core Issues in Flexible Display Technique

Chemical Information Management—Upstream and Downstream

SEMI Partners with WSC, ISMI, and ITRS for Energy Conservation Roadmap

Engineering as a Career Choice? Stanford Engineering Dean Sounds Off


From the SEMI® Europe President
Heinz Kundert, President, SEMI Europe

Semiconductors and Sustainability

Energy and sustainability have been pervasive topics for quite some time, but now are in the forefront of the media and industry mindset. Major governments around the globe are incorporating initiatives for the advancement of new solar technologies into various economic stimulus packages. In addition, we see regional initiatives such as the EU's Strategic Energy Technology (SET) plan becoming more commonplace. (more)

Heinz Kundert
www.semi.org/europe



Get Involved in an EU-Funded ProjectHow to Succeed when Working with MINAM
Many companies— and especially small to medium enterprises (SMEs)— are reluctant to get involved in an EU-funded project like MINAM (the European Technology Platform for Micro- and Nano- Manufacturing).

MINAM MINAM's Next Challenge: Preparing for a $2.6 Trillion Global Market
MINAM is the European consortium launched as a Euro working group for micro- and nano manufacturing leading to new product innovations, new companies and new jobs. Over the next 10 to 20 years, projections anticipate that micro- and nanotechnologies will change almost every product on the market today.

Fab Investment Activity during the Downturn
Key Investments in MPU Sector
Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, SEMI Industry Research and Statistics
Investment levels are the lowest in over a decade. Spending on fab construction projects in 2009 is expected to be under $2 billion— the lowest level since 1999. Spending on equipping Front End facilities is expected to decline by 55% to under $12 billion in 2009, which is the lowest level since 1994.

ASMC Marks its 20th Anniversary— in Berlin from 11-13 May
The semiconductor industry's longest running semiconductor manufacturing forum— the annual IEEE/SEMI Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC)— marks its 20th anniversary this year.

ASMC 2009

logoSEMIViews: SEMI Standards Now Available Online in a Web 2.0 Format
SEMI introduces SEMIViews, a new delivery system for SEMI International Standards. All SEMI International Standards will soon be online in a powerful web 2.0 format. Standards professionals will be able to access, organize, annotate, and understand Standards easily with this new Standards management system.

U.S. Stimulus Update on Funding Opportunities
SEMI is committed to helping our members understand funding opportunities available from the U.S. Government. This economic stimulus bill update includes a summary of grant and loan guarantee opportunities on PV as well as other programs that are broader in scope which could include semiconductor equipment and materials companies.

Extreme ElectronicsExtreme Electronics Showcases New Opportunities in Emerging Technologies
New, emerging, and disruptive technologies are creating new business opportunities across the microelectronics supply chain. Learn about developments in MEMS, flexible electronics, solid state lighting, nano-electronics, and other emerging markets during "Extreme Electronics" at SEMICON® West 2009, July 1416.

MEMS Industry Group Launches MEMS Marketplace
Online Portal Gets MEMS Products in Front of OEMs

On March 16, MEMS Industry Group (MIG), the trade association representing the MEMS and microstructures industries, will launch MEMS MarketplaceTM, an online portal that will serve as a matchmaker for companies in the entire MEMS supply chain, from material suppliers to OEMs.

Core Issues in Flexible Display Technique
By Sarah Han, DisplayBank
The ultimate flexible display is a combination of TFT-LCD and OLED techniques—with advances developed in various fields such as processing, component, and materials. Securing of the internal water vapor or internal oxygen transmittance is necessary in flexible display substrate, and developments related to high functioning barrier coating techniques are actively progressing.

Aaron ZudeChemical Information Management—Upstream and Downstream
By Aaron Zude, SEMI EHS
Chemical information management is a pressing issue of concern for EHS professionals in the semiconductor and high technology supply chain. By information management, I mean the active engagement in collecting and responding to "upstream" sources of information, and the efficient participation in the "downstream" exchange of information.

SEMI Partners with WSC, ISMI, and ITRS to Develop an Energy Conservation Roadmap
SEMI is launching a new initiative to identify the current drivers, obstacles, and opportunities for advancing energy conservation of tools, processes and facilities. The roadmap will focus on energy conservation possibilities and the "path forward" to achieving those results.

Engineering as a Career Choice? Stanford Engineering Dean Sounds Off to HTU Students
At a recent SEMI HTU program at SEMI headquarters in San Jose, California, students gained valuable insights into pursuing engineering as a career. Jim Plummer, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering, presented and used the semiconductor industry as an example.


Calendar


Europe
"The Silicon Chip" Industry Training Seminar
16 March

ASMC 2009
11-13 May

SEMI Standards Spring Event
13-14 May

Intersolar
27-29 May

SEMICON Russia
2-4 June

S2K
3-4 June

IMEC Technology Forum
3-4 June

SEMI Member Forum
12 June

SEMICON Europa
6-8 October

Asia
FPD China
March 11-13

SEMICON China
March 17-19

SOLARCON China
March 17-19

Global FPD Partners Conference
April 9-10

SEMICON Singapore
May 20-22

SOLARCON Singapore
May 20-22

North America Events
SEMI Austin Technology Tuesday
March 24


Pacific Northwest PV Industry Lunch
March 25


SEMI New England Breakfast Forum
March 25


NA Standards Spring Meetings
March 29-April 2


SEMI Austin Breakfast Forum
April 1


SEMI Austin Networking Golf Outing
April 15


Silicon Valley Lunch Forum
April 23


March Classes
Intro to IC Design & Fabrication

Combating Aggressive Supply Chain Mgmt

May Classes
Fundamentals of Product Marketing

Principles of Selling

      


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